Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying a Loan?

Hot legal news! States all over the country are being sued by civil rights groups for aggressive debt collection by their courts. This has led to much discussion of what is being called a new debtor’s prison system in the US, and also to some confusion. Technically, you cannot go to jail…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1Ix8aEb

No Child Left Behind Finally Will Get Revised

Hot legal news! The federal government is reconsidering the controversial education bill No Child Left Behind this week. What it will mean for your child is unclear at this point. But there is consensus across the country and across party lines that there is reason to be critical and that it’s time…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1NEriHY

Cyber Monday Roundup for Small Business

Hot legal news! It’s the bookend of the biggest sales weekend of the year. Cyber Monday is here, and we hope your small business was ready. Because, as entrepreneurs have learned, Cyber Monday can actually hurt small and local businesses. Here are a few tales of Cyber Monday shenanigans and how to…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1Ix8bI0

Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Hot legal news! If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be thinking of filing a lawsuit. And few things are as important to a lawsuit as your lawyer. Finding and hiring the right attorney can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to look or what you’re…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1IwLcwK

Does Shoplifting Go on Your Record?

Hot legal news! Yes, Christmas shopping is expensive. But you know what’s more costly? A criminal conviction. Not only could a shoplifting charge be expensive (from the costs of defending yourself and paying fines), but a shoplifting conviction could go on your record and stay there. Here’s how shoplifting could go on…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/21pnvlU

‘The Good Wife’: Good Law? — Season 7, Episode 9

Hot legal news! “I like things simple.” Sorry, Jason Crouse, but it’s The Good Wife’s complicated world, and you’re just living in it. And that complicated world includes everyone investigating everybody, and everyone trying to manage and use what they learn against everybody else. Lockhart, Agos & Lee are investigating Chumhum. Alicia…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1lqoYao

Do Medical Privacy Laws Apply to Health Tracking Apps?

Hot legal news! Getting on the scale after the Thanksgiving holiday is never fun. But with Christmas coming up and Resolution Season just around the corner, perhaps you’ve already got a plan for getting back in shape. As opposed to the post-holiday weigh-in, a fitness plan that includes a fancy new health…… FindLaw News – Top Stories http://ift.tt/1MZPu1F